Items Tagged ‘screen time’

Healthy social media use for children and teens

August 1, 2018

Healthy social media use for children and teens

By Health Tips for Parents healthtips

Recent research shows that children between the ages of 8 and 12 spend an average of six hours a day on social media, while teens can spend upwards of nine hours a day on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and other social media platforms. Social media plays an important role in the individual and social development of […]

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Tags: adolescence, cyberbullying, screen time, social media, teasing, teenager, Wireless Technology, Youth Culture


Ask the Doctors - How can we pull our kids away from the screen?

March 8, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How can we pull our kids away from the screen?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: Our neighbor’s kids, who don’t have access to computers, video games or other technology, spend a lot of time playing together outdoors. How can we wean our own kids from their screens without causing a family rebellion? You’re facing a real challenge that has crept up on parents in the last decade or […]

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Tags: aggressive behavior, antisocial behavior, computers, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, eyes, leisure, play time, screen, screen time, sleep problem, technology


Back-to-school health tips

August 30, 2017

Back-to-school health tips

By uclahealth uclahealth

From getting your children on a better sleep schedule to ensuring they get enough exercise, here are a few tips for transitioning to a healthy school year. Adjust sleep schedules While your children may love to stay up late and sleep in during the summer, this schedule doesn’t bode well for the school year. To […]

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Tags: back to school, backpack safety, bone-strengthening exercises, keeping germs at bay, playing sports in school, screen time, sleep schedules


Is Pokémon GO a healthy game?

July 20, 2016

Is Pokémon GO a healthy game?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Video games often stir up clashes between parents, who prefer their kids to be more active, and kids, who try to negotiate more screen time. But with the wildly popular new Pokémon GO game, the battle lines between physical activity and screen time have gotten fuzzy. Pokémon GO is a smartphone game that blends the […]

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Tags: Anxiety, children, children and exercise, childrens health, depression, Dr. McCurdy-McKinnon, healthy living, mobile apps, physical activity, Pokémon GO, screen time, teens